Hit hard by controversies, Pakistan’s Oscar entry, “Joyland,” a film that won awards at the Cannes Film Festival, has finally been released in some cinemas as the government has overturned the ban.
The movie was listed for viewing in some theatres across Pakistan on Friday, except in the province of Punjab, where the Information and Culture Department said it could not be exhibited “in the wake of persistent complaints received from different quarters”.
Reviews show cinemagoers have appreciated the “unconventional” theme. The gloablly accclaimed film tells the love story between the youngest son of “a happily patriarchal joint family” and a transgender starlet he meets after secretly joining an erotic dance theatre.
This is the first Pakistani movie shown at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize and the unofficial Queer Palm in May. It was then submitted to the Oscars as Pakistan’s official entry for the international feature film award.
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Joyland has been written and directed by Saim Sadiq and produced by Apoorva Guru Charan, Sarmad Sultan Khoosat and Lauren Mann. Film stars Sarwat Gilani, Sania Saeed, Ali Junejo, Alina Khan and Rasti Farooq in pivotal roles.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 29, 2023 (Wednesday)
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||347.5||351|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.92||36.27|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.57||177.59|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,700 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,360.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 205,700||PKR 2,445|
|Karachi||PKR 205,700||PKR 2,445|
|Islamabad||PKR 205,700||PKR 2,445|
|Peshawar||PKR 205,700||PKR 2,445|
|Quetta||PKR 205,700||PKR 2,445|
|Sialkot||PKR 205,700||PKR 2,445|
|Attock||PKR 205,700||PKR 2,445|
|Gujranwala||PKR 205,700||PKR 2,445|
|Jehlum||PKR 205,700||PKR 2,445|
|Multan||PKR 205,700||PKR 2,445|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 205,700||PKR 2,445|
|Gujrat||PKR 205,700||PKR 2,445|
|Nawabshah||PKR 205,700||PKR 2,445|
|Chakwal||PKR 205,700||PKR 2,445|
|Hyderabad||PKR 205,700||PKR 2,445|
|Nowshehra||PKR 205,700||PKR 2,445|
|Sargodha||PKR 205,700||PKR 2,445|
|Faisalabad||PKR 205,700||PKR 2,445|
|Mirpur||PKR 205,700||PKR 2,445|
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